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Welding Lab hosts Alumni Welding Contest

SAMI Welding Program Completers return to the SAMI Welding lab for an “Alumni Welding Contest”.  Pictured left to right are Vincent DiCenzo, Jessica Ryan, Stephen Greene and Jose Hernandez.  Vincent DiCenzo, now working at a family business, was declared the winner!  Jessica Ryan hopes to work at Electric Boat, Stephen Greene is heading to work […]

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Finding the Right Employees: Why VIBCO Supports the SAMI Program

Finding great manufacturing employees is hard work. Finding great manufacturing employees who fit, and who are ready, willing and able to be part of a high-functioning lean culture is even harder. Thank goodness for our excellent partnership with the New England Institute of Technology’s SAMI program Last Friday morning, VIBCO’s CMO Linda Kleineberg, and Machine Operator Antone Cherry,spoke to the Governor’s […]

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Welding Program students show their work

Members of the 1st shift SAMI Welding  Program enjoy a break on a bench they recently built as a team with the guidance of Instructor, Matt Topper. (From left to right: Vincent DiCenzo, Daniel Cyr, Sean Dugdale, Evan Ross, Mike Prata, Stephanie Carew, Dan Prior, Sacnika Ung, Zachary Brown and Matt Topper)  

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Manufacturers Are Having Difficulties Filling Positions In Skilled Trades

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was reprinted in SouthCoast Today. — MILWAUKEE — When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor’s degree in anthropology wouldn’t get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder. She graduated from the welding program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, in […]

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Finding Shipbuilding Talent Is The Hardest Part Of The Job

According to The Virginian Pilot, the most difficult part of breaking into the shipbuilding industry isn’t finding a job – it’s being qualified for the job. Below, read an excerpt from the article, and then click here to read more! Carole Bowen is a 67-year-old great-grandmother — and a first-rate welder with nearly 40 years […]

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Making It Happen In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation recently spoke with recent SAMI graduates to discuss their experience in the program, as well as their job prospects and outlook after they graduated. If you’re interested in a career in a skilled trade, specifically in the manufacturing or shipbuilding sectors, then SAMI (Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute) at New England Tech, may […]

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New England Institute of Technology Launches New Shipbuilding/Marine And Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI)

SAMI to Provide Rhode Island Employers with a Pipeline of Skilled Welders and Machinists WHAT:  Through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, New England Institute of Technology has established a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train jobseekers for careers […]

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SAMI Teams Up With New England Tech Quadricycle Club

The New England Institute of Technology Quadricycle Club has teamed up with the SAMI program to produce a replica Quadricycle. The purpose of the Quadricycle Club  “is to have Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) students, as well as interested students from any of the college’s more than 40 academic programs, work collaboratively towards a goal of reverse engineering, manufacturing, […]

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The US Welding Industry Needs You!

After being seen as a “dead-end job” for decades, the welding industry is going through a huge revitalization. Unfortunately there aren’t nearly enough skilled workers to fill the open positions in the industry… some of which enable employees to earn over $100,000 per year. Money.MSN.com recently featured an article highlighting the plight of the welding […]

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The SAMI Welding Shop Is Up And Running

Participants in the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) Welding cohorts have been having great success both in and out of the labs. In January, the graduates from our welding cohort all graduated with full-time job offers, and after taking a look at our labs, it’s easy to see why. The participants in the program […]

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